Korean J Spine.  2008 Dec;5(4):267-270.

Brucellar Spondylodiscitis in an Endemic Bovine Brucellosis Region of Korea: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. jksung@knu.ac.kr

Abstract

Human brucellosis is an endemic zoonotic disease that is rare in Korea. However, there have been regional increases in its prevalence. Spondylodiscitis is a common osteoarticular complication of brucellar infection and is difficult to diag nose- because the clinical presentation is often variable and nonspecific. We report the case of a 56-year-old male with brucellar spondylodiscitis who was from Gyeongsangbuk-do, an endemic region of bovine brucellosis in Korea.

Keyword

Brucellosis; Spondylodiscitis; Magnetic resonance imaging(MRI); Endemic area

MeSH Terms

Animals
Brucellosis
Brucellosis, Bovine
Cattle
Discitis
Humans
Korea
Male
Middle Aged
Prevalence
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